Event Information
2014 Public Policy Symposium
Date: March 12 — 13, 2014
Location: The Citizen Hotel, Autograph Collection




The 2014 Public Policy Symposium is designed to bring AHRI members together with key public officials to discuss important issues facing the HVACR industry. The two-day event provides participants with the opportunity to have face-to-face meetings with lawmakers and Congressional staff on Capitol Hill, and with key officials in federal agencies.  At the symposium you will:

·         Strengthen your understanding of prominent industry issues

·         Begin to establish working relationships with your elected officials and their staff

·         Share your company’s concerns with key decision makers in the federal government

Who Should Attend: AHRI members are invited to participate in this important grassroots advocacy effort.  Regardless of your position in your company, the symposium will offer you the opportunity to hear first-hand from policy makers in Congress and key federal agencies, providing insight into policy ideas and potential federal regulations.  This symposium is your opportunity to communicate the impact federal policies may have on your company and its continued development.

AHRI Coordinated Congressional Visits: AHRI members are encouraged to join meetings arranged by AHRI staff with offices of key members of Congress. The purpose of the meetings will be to further establish AHRI’s role as the premier trade association of the HVACR and water heating manufacturing industry and to either establish or cement your relationship with your own member of Congress. AHRI staff will coordinate small group meetings with House and Senate staff and members of Congress based on a participant's geographic location or policy relevancy. AHRI will provide briefing materials and talking points.

Please note: If you choose to participate in the coordinated meetings, please attend only those meetings in your assigned schedule. This will ensure that the day runs smoothly.

Registration Fee:     $395.00

Deadline for Registration:   February 28, 2014

Register for the event.


Wednesday, March 12, 2014:

11:00 a.m. Registration at The Hay-Adams
12:00 p.m. Luncheon and Welcome Remarks
12:30 p.m. Keynote Speaker
  1:45 p.m. Networking Break
  2:15 p.m. Symposium continues at U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Discussion Panels:

2:15 p.m. Discussion Panel
3:15 p.m. Networking Break
3:30 p.m. Discussion Panel
4:30 p.m. AHRI Legislative Priorities
                Guido Zucconi, Assistant Vice President, Congressional Affairs, AHRI
5:00 p.m. Cocktail Reception at The Hay-Adams

Thursday, March 13, 2014:

7:00 a.m. Breakfast at The Hay-Adams
8:00 a.m. Departure for Capitol Hill Briefing
9:00 a.m. Congressional Briefing
Welcome and Opening Remarks

Presentation of 2014 Public Service Award

Moderator, Scott Segal, Partner, Bracewell & Giuliani LLP

Congressional speakers: TBD

11:00 a.m. Meeting closure

11:45 a.m. Boxed lunch available

1:00 p.m. AHRI Coordinated Congressional visits
                (Please select this on your registration form if you would like AHRI to schedule your visits)

Register for the event.

Please contact Brittany Buchanan at 703-600-0354 or bbuchanan@ahrinet.org with any registration questions.

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